Christie’s sold £5.3bn ($7bn) overall in 2018 which is a record total for the company, mainly due to selling two big collections of Ebsworth and Rockefeller.
The London fair, Masterpiece, hopes to attract established collectors and wealthy new collectors who are in London in June for London Art Week. The fair is welcoming and friendly.
Technology is at the forefront of the global art market says the new Deloitte Art & Finance Report 2017.
We saw new work by artist Sandeep Mukherjee during Berlin's Gallery Week while in Charlottenburg at the Kornfeld Gallery's project space. Molting the Fractured, 68 Projects, Berlin, 9 September - 4 November.
The Online art market sales are up despite slowing global art market. Online art market sales reached an estimated $3.75 billion in 2016, up 15% from 2015. This gives the online art market an 8.4% share of the overall art market, up from 7.4% in 2015.
February at the Dusseldorf Art Akademie where I was talent spotting this weekend! It was fabulous to walk through the same corridors of such masters in contemporary art who are so well known today, internationally as well as throughout Germany.
Gauguin’s ‘Le Café de nuit’ (1888), painted shortly after Van Gogh’s version of the same scene on show at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris as part of the exciting exhibition of modern masters from the Russian collection of Sergei Shchukin.
Exciting new exhibitions at the new Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris this year, including modern art and African contemporary art.
Placing artworks within an interior setting enhances both the room, and also the presentation of the actual work of art. Where to place the work, which works to place near each other, how to position them correctly - these are all considerations that contribute to the overall effect.
The famous post-World War II art movement in America that put New York on the map in the 1940s and 50s, and the first style of painting to outshine Paris. It's the subject of a major exhibition at the Royal Academy in London at the moment.
Frieze art fair took place again at London's Regent Park, at a more leisurely pace and visiting the fair seemed less frantic than previous years.
I attended a new book launch at Sotheby's Institute and it was good to catch up with colleagues and friends. "Art Business Today" is a great read and extremely informative.
The Berlin Art Weekend took place on 29 April to 1 May this year and offered as much interesting contemporary art as expected. We went to the weekend on Friday and in the evening attended the artist talk at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle where their artist of the year, Basim Magdy, was in conversation with the curator. The artist, who was born in Egypt in 1977 and now lives in Basel and Cairo, uses the future as an opportunity to take a critical look at the present.